Sign the back of your debit card and choose one of these activation options:
- Log on to online banking
- Select the account you want to activate the card for
- Select Manage, then Activate card, and follow the instructions.
Call 0800 783 5263.
Lines open 08:00-20:00 every day.
Just make a transaction (such as a cash withdrawal, balance enquiry or mobile top-up) and your new card will be automatically activated without any on-screen notification.
Please note you can't choose this option if it's your first debit card from HSBC.
Please note, if you are a joint account holder and have more than one card on the account, you'll need to activate each card individually.